Hiring Strategies for Early-stage Startups and Small Teams Workshop

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Hiring Strategies for Early-stage Startups and Small Teams Workshop

September 16, 2021 @ 12:00 - 14:00

Building scalable infrastructures with small teams and in the early stages of entrepreneurship brings along specific talent requirements and challenges. Former CTO and Snr Startup Solutions Architect Chris Adriaensen, together with former Accelerator lead, founder, investor and Startup & Ecosystem Development Lead, Anna C Mallon, will be sharing strategies as well as personal tips (and mistakes) for hiring the right talent and setting up the business to scale.

Session flow:
– Introduction & Welcome (20mins)
– Presentation – Technical Hiring Needs: Building scalable infrastructures with small teams – talent requirements (Chris Adriaensen, Snr Startup
Solutions Architect) (30mins)
– Presentation – Business Hiring Needs: (Anna C Mallon, Snr. Startup & Ecosystem Development) (30mins)
– Common pitfalls and mistakes in the early stages
– Strategies to diverse and inclusive hiring for innovation
– Hiring the right talent to match your startup culture Q&A & Discussion (30 mins)
– Wrap Up: how AWS can help and next steps (10 mins)

About the speakers

Chris Adriaensen, Senior Solution Architect, Startups (BENELUX)
Chris is a former founder/CTO currently supporting early-stage startups at AWS as a senior architect out of Amsterdam. Before joining AWS, he lead the solution architect team at sec/dev-unicorn Auth0 out of London and prior has been an architect at Norwegian scale-up ForgeRock as well as at US telco Verizon where he helped build out a new cloud-security unit. He holds a Master of Computer Science from the University of Leuven and specialized in cybersecurity. Passionate about technology he’s also a former founder/organizer of TEDxAntwerp.

Anna C Mallon, Senior Startup & Ecosystem Business Development (BENELUX)
Anna has 20 years of experience transforming global startup innovation, education and marketing businesses across Europe and Southeast Asia. She is a former investor and accelerator lead, multiple founder, pitch coach and startup mentor who was based out of Singapore for 15 years. Experienced in B2B, sales, corporate innovation and Angel scouting, Anna delivered dozens of corporate and VC backed innovation and startup programs for companies including Daimler, Facebook, Bosch, Shell, Schneider Electric, MUFG Bank, Hewlett Packard, MunichRE, SCOR, Denstu Aegis, Investible, Seedstars, CSIRO, Credit Suisse, A*Star and more. As a Director of Southeast Asia’s first startup accelerator, JFDI.Asia, Anna facilitated corporate venture building with startups and contributed towards a portfolio of over 70 early stage technology startups worth USD 60m.


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September 16, 2021
12:00 - 14:00
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